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Setting up a Yeast Lab
Setting up a basic home microbiology lab
Setting up an intermediate lab
Selecting a Microscope
Purchasing general lab media and supplies
Basic Lab Practices
Autoclaving & Pressure Cookers
Using a Hemocytometer For Cell Counting
Gram Staining: The cornerstone cell staining technique for microbiologists everywhere
Streak Plating for Isolation
Yeast Viability Staining
Microbe Handling & Management
How to Isolate a Pure Culture
Banking Pure Cultures
Short Term: Streak Plates
Mid Term: Slant Storage
Long Term: Isotonic Storage
Near Indefinite: Cryogenic Storage
Propagating an Archived Sample
Lab Media Recipes
A complex isolation media formulated to be selective against prokaryotes and non-Brettanomyces/Dekkara yeast, as well as provide aromatic differentiation between Brettanomyces and any non-Brettanomyces yeast that manage to grow.
A selective media for the growth of facultative anaerobe Lactobacillus, or lactic acid bacteria.
Debaryomyces Differential Medium (DDM)
A selective and differential solid medium used for the easy identification of the extreme osmotolerant yeast species, Debaryomyces hansenii.